Beyonce, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
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By Megan McCluskey
February 8, 2016

Although it was Coldplay that Super Bowl 2016 touted as the headliner of this year’s halftime set, it was the so-called side acts that truly stole the show. In a turn of events that surprised hardly anyone, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars brought life to the stadium, while Chris Martin and co’s act lacked the pizazz that viewers have come to expect from the annual mini-concert.

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Of course, social media users didn’t hesitate to express their thoughts and feelings about the British band’s lackluster performance.

Some cut straight to the point:

While others took a more sarcastic route:

The outfits garnered some attention:

But mostly people just wanted more Beyoncé

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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